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School Absentee whilst Holidaying

Postby whufc » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:43 am

As i've mentioned on here before me and the family including partner plus a 11, 8 & 1 year old are spending 5 weeks over in Europe. This means to two older children will be missing 4 weeks of school.

I'm a big believer in the ability for real world travelling experiences to be great educational learnings for children and i want my children to gain some of this whilst on holiday.

What have others done in regards to their kids missing school? Do schools still give the kids work to do whilst away? Should i get them to keep a journal? Provide them with a project?

Thoughts?
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Re: School Absentee whilst Holidaying

Postby Dutchy » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:57 am

whufc wrote:As i've mentioned on here before me and the family including partner plus a 11, 8 & 1 year old are spending 5 weeks over in Europe. This means to two older children will be missing 4 weeks of school.

I'm a big believer in the ability for real world travelling experiences to be great educational learnings for children and i want my children to gain some of this whilst on holiday.

What have others done in regards to their kids missing school? Do schools still give the kids work to do whilst away? Should i get them to keep a journal? Provide them with a project?

Thoughts?


We have regularly pulled the kids from school for a couple of weeks to travel, as we prefer to travel outside of school holidays due to it being much cheaper (get some great deals in off peak times) and if we go to popular places (gold coast) it is quiet at all the attractions etc. We have just had a chat to the teachers and they usually dont provide much info other than saying have a great trip, they generally believe you will learn more on the trip than if you stayed back in the classroom.

If ther eis a bit of downtime a journal would be good idea and they could even present back to their class when they return.
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Re: School Absentee whilst Holidaying

Postby MatteeG » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:33 pm

whufc wrote:As i've mentioned on here before me and the family including partner plus a 11, 8 & 1 year old are spending 5 weeks over in Europe. This means to two older children will be missing 4 weeks of school.

I'm a big believer in the ability for real world travelling experiences to be great educational learnings for children and i want my children to gain some of this whilst on holiday.

What have others done in regards to their kids missing school? Do schools still give the kids work to do whilst away? Should i get them to keep a journal? Provide them with a project?

Thoughts?


We took our 2 (then 8 and 5) to the USA for 5 weeks toward the end of 2018. Whilst Miss 5 didnt have to do anything Mr 8 did a journal of sorts and we put a heap of photos into a powerpoint presentation when we got back which he presented to the class, and spoke about each of the places we stayed.
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Re: School Absentee whilst Holidaying

Postby whufc » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:38 pm

MatteeG wrote:
whufc wrote:As i've mentioned on here before me and the family including partner plus a 11, 8 & 1 year old are spending 5 weeks over in Europe. This means to two older children will be missing 4 weeks of school.

I'm a big believer in the ability for real world travelling experiences to be great educational learnings for children and i want my children to gain some of this whilst on holiday.

What have others done in regards to their kids missing school? Do schools still give the kids work to do whilst away? Should i get them to keep a journal? Provide them with a project?

Thoughts?


We took our 2 (then 8 and 5) to the USA for 5 weeks toward the end of 2018. Whilst Miss 5 didnt have to do anything Mr 8 did a journal of sorts and we put a heap of photos into a powerpoint presentation when we got back which he presented to the class, and spoke about each of the places we stayed.


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